Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
Woodlands officials gave preliminary approval Friday to a request for $600,000 to construct a U.S. Customs facility at Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe, ending a contentious debate over whether the township should be a regional partner in the Montgomery County facility. Township members voted 3-2 during a morning budget session in favor of including the funds in their coming spending plan despite concerns expressed by a few members about whether the customs facility is needed and the lack of initial consultation by county officials. Airport and economic development officials had made a similar pitch, arguing that the facility would complement The Woodlands' growing corporate portfolio.
Alan Eugene, 32, is accused of fatally shooting Richard Sepulveda in July 2004 outside a shopping center in the 6200 block of Highway 6, Harris County sheriff's deputies said. Eugene, an admitted gang member, will be transferred from TDCJ to the Harris County Jail in connection with the murder charge.
J.C. Penney Co., under major pricing and merchandising changes, swung to a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss and said Tuesday it no longer expects to meet its previous profit forecast for the year as it sees more restructuring charges.
Three members of the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court face re-election this year, but two will have to survive primary opponents who accuse the court of becoming too pro-business.
Researchers say they've shown that certain plants have smarts during dry times.
Gov. Rick Perry isn't saying whether he approves of the University of Texas at Austin president whose job was reported to be in jeopardy.
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has placed her longtime chief of staff on administrative leave.
A Central Texas teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2011 Waco drive-by fatal shooting of another youth.